The Syrian Arab Army’s 104th Airborne Brigade – in coordination with the Shaytat Tribesmen of Deir Ezzor, the Gozarto Protection Forces (Assyrian militia), and the National Defense Forces (NDF) – successfully cleared out the Sports City Quarter of Al-Hasakah City after fierce clashes with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) on Sunday morning.
Following their securing of the Sports City Quarter inside the provincial capital, the Syrian Armed Forces imposed full control over Dawar Al-Kahraba, Dawar Al-Thaqafah and Dawar Al-Shari’ah, killing a confirmed 29 enemy combatants from ISIS, while also destroying four of their armored vehicles that were mounted with either a 14.5mm or 23mm anti-aircraft machine gun.
In addition to their success at the Dawar Al-Shari’ah, Dawar Al-Kahraba, and Dawar Al-Thaqafah, the Syrian Arab Army’s 154th Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division – in cooperation with the Shamir Forces – attacked the terrorist group at the Al-Nishwa Villas, resulting in their subsequent capture of this site after a long firefight that required the use of the SAA’s tanks.
The situation for ISIS inside the provincial capital of the Al-Hasakah Governorate has not improved over the last two weeks, as they find themselves completely encircled by the Syrian Armed Forces and the predominately Kurdish “People’s Protection Forces” (YPG), leaving the terrorist group with two choices: surrender or fight.
Adding to ISIS’ plight in Al-Hasakah, the persistent airstrikes launched by the Syrian Arab Air Force has paralyzed the terrorist group’s central command, as their headquarters in the southern city of Al-Shadadi has been the primary target for the SAAF.